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Financial Pasts of Murphy, McMahon Scrutinized

News and updates on Connecticut's Senate and Third District races.

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The financial past of both Chris Murphy (D) and Linda McMahon (R) is being used by both camps to paint the other candidate as irresponsible.

Murphy’s campaign is brining up McMahon’s involvement in the 1976 bankruptcy of the WWE -- then known as the World Wrestling Federation. According to The Associated Press, McMahon’s company owed $1 million to creditors.

‘‘It’s wrong that McMahon made hundreds of millions of dollars at the WWE but still has not paid back the people she owes from her foreclosure and bankruptcy,’’ said Ben Marter, a spokesperson for Chris Murphy.

McMahon’s campaign is honing in on Murphy’s past, where he missed mortgage payments on his home and tax payments on his car, reports the Hartford Courant.

3rd District

Rosa DeLauro (D) joined fellow Democrats in a press conference to hit Republicans on their stances on women’s issues, reports The Huffington Post.

Wayne Winsley (R): The candidate has a newly-redesigned website.

Christopher Schaefer September 21, 2012 at 11:32 AM
Re. “The financial past of both Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon”. Why isn’t anyone looking into the financial past of Rosa DeLauro??? See my comments under this article: http://easthaven.patch.com/blog_posts/the-delauro-factor-e5065dcd
Anne K. Mulligan September 21, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Christopher, the comments you point to include a link showing that the lion's share of Rosa DeLauro's household income comes from her husband. Thanks for the information. http://pfds.opensecrets.org/N00000615_2011.pdf
Christopher Schaefer September 21, 2012 at 03:02 PM
If you read ALL the comments you'll see that much of HIS income comes from DeLauro's crony connections, e.g. http://www.humanevents.com/2011/10/04/delauro-campaign-finances-raise-questions/ So it ultimately ends up in DeLauro's pocket ["household"].
Kenny October 04, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Chris Murphy wants a promotion. But promoting Chris Murphy would be akin to promoting an employee who shows up late for work, hangs out at the water-cooler while his team members are in conference, takes an extended three-martini lunch, and leaves early. That, in capsule, is Murphy's record of participation in Congress. We could get an empty chair to do that—the Obama model. But it's far worse than that. Murphy does show up for scheduled votes, just as directed by Nancy Pelosi. He voted for the $800 billion "stimulus" of non-existent "shovel-ready" jobs, cap and trade (which would have raised per family energy costs by $4,000 per year by 2032), cash for clunkers (that took perfectly good cars off the road at a cost to taxpayers of $75,00 each), Obamacare (that will bankrupt us while stealing $716 billion from Medicare), "card check" (which takes away the secret ballot in union organizing elections), Dodd-Frank (that places excessive and poorly crafted regulations on the financial sector). while supporting billions in crony capitalist grants to major Obama campaign donors in the "green" energy business, all of which went belly-up. A promotion? No way! He's awful at the job he has now, and so are the rest of the Democrat imvcumbents who vote in lockstep with Pelosi.

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